Sunday, March 17, 2013

Facebook brings NY and KY,RAC-ers together at trail ride in famous KY horsepark

I don't even recall how it went, but I got a message from a Vicki on Facebook if I was going to ROAD OF THE HORSE 2013. I didn't know her and we have never meet. I told her I was not planning going to the competition, but KY horse park opened their trails prior to the competition and I was planning going there.
As a joke I said I can bring an extra curly if you want to join me....and so it went ;-) be careful what you say LOL.

I almost didn't go since I had a mare getting ready to foal. She was already late, but nothing showed she was having a foal when I left. I called home later at the end of the day and still no signs according to my husband who I promoted to horse midwife. So I stayed for the night since it is a 3 hour drive. We had a 4 hour trail ride and 6 hour in the trailer I thought that was to much for the horses. AND Vicki had a ticket for the Road of the Horse for me on Friday.
Turned out Vicki also entered RAC and we met at the registration. I brought Warrior Freedom and Blue Eyed Jake for her to ride.
Not only did we had a great time I have a new Curly friend thanks to RAC and Facebook!
 Vicki and Jake

 Me and Freedom




On Thursday we went twice. First about 2.5 hours. Then we brought the horses in their stalls and went for lunch. Officially the trails where closed after 4.00 but there was nobody there so we went for a second ride.
We found an obstacle course that was such a great opportunity to get our horses trough there. Jake had some difficulties going over this big board. Freedom did AWESOME he surprised me in every way. I so underestimated him wow.
Later we went to the famous eventing area at the park. This is where the WEG 2010 took place too. Of course we didn't jump ( it was not allowed anyway) but we did took some hills and water crossings. Both horses A+ we where so proud.
 Look at all those long white fences





We got lots of comments about the horses, 99% of the people had never seen a Curly horse in real and this was a good time to see their winter curls.
In July we will be promoting the Curly's at the Breyerfest in Lexington but then there will be summer coats and not so many curls.
Thank you Vicki I had a great time and thank you Freedom and Jake for being such good horses!

On Friday morning my phone rings at 6.00....O,O....and yes my fear was confirmed! WE HAVE A FOAL my husband shouting in a little panicking voice. But everything went very well. The foal was already up and drinking. That meant I could stay to watch the first day of Road to the horse.







First we went on a trail ride again since it was so quiet at the other side of the park and then we went to see the remuda of the horses and the competitors take their pick
I watched a little more but got restless and wanted to go home and meet our new born filly.
Overall a perfect two days in Lexington making new friends and making great progress and promotion with our Curly horses.

Marion Huurman
Hidden Cave Ranch Curly Horses, KY






5 comments:

  1. Wow! Coolest story ever Marion! What an awesome experience too! Love the picture of Mama and baby with their heads together, so cute!

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  2. What a great story! I love how you two got together and had fun1

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  3. That is awesome! I don't know if I would have been that brave to call and see, so kudos to you two! Looks like an wonderful area and there's no snow! lol! The mare and filly are beautiful. Sounds like you had a heck of a week!

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  4. Yes, it was so great to meet Marion & ride her awesome Curly "Blue Eyed Jake". It was a new and potentially scary situation for the Curlies (Marion rode her wonderful "Warrior Freedom") but they handled everything like you'd expect a Curly would! And I made a new friend in Marion, a talented rider & teacher. The RttH was amazing & beautiful. Truly a gift to have witnessed it

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  5. Yes, it was so great to meet Marion & ride her awesome Curly "Blue Eyed Jake". It was a new and potentially scary situation for the Curlies (Marion rode her wonderful "Warrior Freedom") but they handled everything like you'd expect a Curly would! And I made a new friend in Marion, a talented rider & teacher. The RttH was amazing & beautiful. Truly a gift to have witnessed it

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